5 Frozen Summer Treats for Dogs

Summer time for people means beach days, cool drinks, and ice cream. So, what does it mean for dogs? Pupsicles of course!

On hot steamy days we don’t want our dogs overheating and a fun way to prevent that is to offer them something chilly to chew on. Here are a few easy recipes you can use to create a special treat that not only tastes good, but feels good going down the hatch. (These treats also packed with nutrition, but you don’t have to tell your dogs that.)

1. Peanut Butter Bone Broth Bites

What you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter (no artificial sweeteners)
  • 1 cup dog-safe bone broth (no onion or garlic)
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Silicone mold

Place both the peanut butter and the bone broth into a bowl and whisk until combined. Spread the mixture evenly into your silicone mold, place on a cookie sheet to prevent spilling, and freeze until solid.

2. Phunny Pheasant Feet Pops

What you’ll need:

Blend your blueberries, banana, and water in a blender until smooth. Add more water if needed. It should look like a slightly loose smoothie. 

Pour evenly into your silicone mold. Place one pheasant foot into each mold and freeze. Remove the the pops from the mold and use the pheasant feet as an edible popsicle stick.

3. Heart-tea Pupsicles

What you’ll need:

Boil 1 cup of water and make a cup of organic chamomile tea. Once steeped, let it sit on the counter until cooled. 

While the tea is cooling, chop or break 3-4 freeze-dried pheasant hearts & livers into small pieces. 

Place a couple fresh or frozen blueberries and a few pieces of pheasant hearts into each silicone mold. Pour chamomile tea on top to cover and freeze until solid. 

The Benefits: Chamomile tea has been known to calm and soothe pets. Blueberries provide antioxidants and the hearts will provide a punch of vitamins and minerals.

4. Berry Banana Immunity Treats

What you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ a ripe banana
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • Blender
  • Silicone mold

In a blender add strawberries, banana, turmeric, and water and blend until smooth. Fill each mold and freeze until frozen.

Your dog will love the sweetness from the fruit and benefit from the anti-inflammatory effect of the turmeric.

5. Mini Pheasant Dinner Pops

What you’ll need:
  • ½ of a small steamed sweet potato
  • ¼ cup of raw pheasant meat
  • ¼ cup bone broth
  • Silicone mold

Chop your sweet potato into small chunks and steam until fork tender. Set aside and let cool.

Defrost your raw pheasant meat so you can roll it into a small meatballs. Roll as many meatballs as you need to place one in each mold. They should take up a little less than half the available space in the mold. Then add a few sweet potato pieces. Fill the remaining space in each mold with bone broth and freeze until solid.

Use any leftover sweet potato pieces as single-ingredient treats for your dog.

We hope you enjoy these fun summer recipes. Only question is, which one will you make first?

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